THE FUTURE OF DESIGN PEDAGOGY IS NOT ART

1.     Introduction

In 2014, Fast Company published an article entitled “8 Reasons Why Creatives Will Rule the World” (Cooper, 2014).  The reasons are interesting, and include hints at how right brainers handle complexity by being adaptive risk takers who understand the power of stories in an increasingly complex world.  Although designers might be tempted to equate being a creative with being an artist, the article clearly points in another way

An experience at a recent conference break out discussion session focused on design foundation courses was insightful (Design Principles, 2017).  The descriptions by the participants about foundational design courses at their institution highlighted the continuing influence of the artistic legacy in design.  An attendee from Europe at an earlier (...read more)

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